Preschool Issues in Autism

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Eric Schopler, Mary E. Van Bourgondien, Marie M. Bristol
Springer Science & Business Media, 1993 M08 31 - 276 páginas
Drawing on the TEACCH program's twenty years of experience in clinical services, education, and research, this volume synthesizes some of the most important theory and data related to the early identification and intervention in autism and related disorders. Chapters addressing clinical aspects, parental concerns, and legal issues will be useful in helping professionals understand and implement state-of-the-art services for young children and their families.
 

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INTRODUCTION TO PRESCHOOL ISSUES IN AUTISM
3
Role of Parents in Autism
4
Consensus on Efficacy of Early Intervention
5
Public Law 99457
6
Conclusions
13
References
14
A PARENTS PERSPECTIVE ON THE PRESCHOOL YEARS
17
Discovery and Diagnosis
18
References
144
ASSESSMENT OF THE YOUNG AUTISTIC CHILD
149
Characteristics of Young Autistic Children
153
Concepts and Strategies of Assessment
162
Assessment and Treatment Planning
169
Conclusion
171
MEDICAL SYNDROMES IN YOUNG AUTISTIC CHILDREN
175
Phenylketonuria
176

The Diagnostic Process
24
Other Reactions
26
Search for Schooling
27
Social Relations
29
Sibling Relationships
30
Support Systems
31
Parental Roles
32
Advocacy
33
Adjustments
34
Daily Tensions
35
Advice to Other Parents
36
References
37
NORMAL CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT FROM BIRTH TO FIVE YEARS
39
Motor Development
41
Cognitive Development
43
Social and Emotional Development
45
Language and Communication
52
Summary and Discussion
55
References
56
EARLY SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN AUTISM
61
Sociability
62
Attachment and Relationships
65
Understanding and Expressing Emotion
67
Behaviors and Skills Associated with Social Interactions
70
Assessment of Social Behaviors in Autism
72
Treatment of Social Deficits
78
Conclusion
88
COMMUNICATION IN PRESCHOOL AUTISTIC CHILDREN
95
Communication Assessment
100
Communication Enhancement
110
Conclusion
124
BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN THE PRESCHOOL YEARS
129
Specific Behavior Problems
130
Working with Families
138
Problem Solving Around Behavior Difficulties
142
Hypsarrhythmia
177
Tuberous Sclerosis
178
Fragile X Syndrome
179
LeschNyhan Syndrome
181
Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis
182
Summary
183
INTERPRETING RESULTS TO PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN
185
Goals and Content of the Interpretive Session
186
Principles for Professional Conduct
189
Special Issues in Interpretive Sessions about Preschool Children
193
Conclusion
197
References
198
EARLY INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND RELATED DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
199
Comparison of Issues for Preschool versus Older Children with Autism
200
Special Factors for Preschool Children with Autism versus Other Disabilities
206
TEACCH Services for Preschool Children with Autism and Related Disorders and Their Families
207
Summary and Conclusions
217
References
219
CURRENT PRACTICES IN EARLY INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM
223
Current Programs
225
Current Issues
231
Additional Issues
239
Conclusion
240
References
241
FEDERAL LEGISLATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
247
A New Age in Early Intervention and Preschool Education
248
The Preschool Grants Program
249
Infant and Toddler Program Part H
255
Other Programs
257
Comprehensive Service Delivery
258
References
259
AUTHOR INDEX
261
SUBJECT INDEX
267
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